Listed here are a few highlights from books and articles we've recently acquired and effective websites on teaching and learning in theological education.
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Patrut, Monica; and Patrut, Bogdan
IGI Global, Hershey PA, 2013
Provides research to improve understanding of social media for learning centered on the student as well as collaboration between academic networks and organizations. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Fox, Helen Peter Lang, New York, NY, 2009 A guide for faculty who want to promote more honest and informed conversations about race and racism. Combines personal memoirs, advice, teaching ideas, and lively stories from college classrooms. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
The Elements of Great Teaching. A blog hosted by Fortess Press, for teachers in Christian seminaries and theological schools to reflect on their teaching practice.
Combs, Mary Beth; and Schmidt, Patricia Ruggiano
Fordham University Press, New York, NY, 2013
How do Jesuit universities promote student life experiences and service? How does interdisciplinary collaborative research promote teaching and reflection? How do Jesuit institutions exemplify justice in their daily practices? (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco, 2013
A practical resource of helpful approaches and exercises that teachers use when working with adult learners. Written in an accessible style, with numerous examples of practical applications scattered throughout the text. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Castañeda, Mari; and Isgro, Kirsten, eds.
Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 2013
Forthright testimonials by women who are or have been mothers as undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, administrators, and professors, Assesses, both theoretically and empirically, the conditions of working motherhood as higher learning institutions have moved toward more corporate-based models of teaching and immense structural and cultural changes have transformed women's academic lives and, by extension, their families. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2013
Offers a model for thinking about response as a dialogue between students and teachers — and for thinking about the benefits of responding to writers as well as to their writing. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Webster, Jane S., and Holland, Glenn S., eds.
Sheffield Phoenix Press, England, 2012
Can we claim that biblical studies advance the goals of liberal education? On a more practical level, how can an instructor engage the attention of students? How to teach students from non-religious backgrounds as well as students who already think they know what the Bible is all about, and resist any ideas or approaches that might threaten their ideas. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Bowen, Jose Antonio
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2012
A new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. Technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom. The author offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
University of Washing Press, Seattle Washington, 2011
Discusses three dramatic, well-known stories about the student and teacher Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus from the Oral Torah. These stories serve as teaching texts and models for reflection on the teacher/student relationship in the Jewish tradition and in contemporary culture, with special emphasis on the hevruta mode of Jewish learning, a collaborative process that invites the reader into a dialogue with teachers past and present. A National Jewish Book Award finalist. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Research shows that "immediacy" (behavior that brings the instructor and the students closer together in terms of perceived distance) increases student learning. This web page provides lists of behaviors to create immediacy and links to further studies.
Routledge, New York, NY, 2013
Argues that the use of the Internet disrupts this traditional logic of education by offering an experience of knowledge as participatory and multiple. The new logic of education is dialogic and characterizes education as learning to learn, think and thrive in the context of working with multiple perspectives and ultimate uncertainty. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Hmelo-Silver, Cindy; Chinn, Clark; Chan, Carol; and O'Donnell, Angela
Routledge, New York, NY, 2013
Integrates theory and research across diverse fields. Includes: 1) Theoretical Foundations 2) Research Methodologies 3) Instructional Approaches and Issues and 4) Technology. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Nearly a hundred or more citations on the issue of students and plagiarism, especially with international students, compiled by Rebecca Moore Howard, Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University, and specialist in "authorship studies."
Bergmann, Jonathan; and Sam, Aaron
International Society for Technology, Washington D.C., 2013
Learn what a flipped classroom is and why it works, and get the information you need to flip a classroom. Students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete their assignments, labs, and tests in class – with their teacher available to answer questions or to provide help if they get stuck. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Whitton, Nicola, and Moseley, Alex
Routledge, New York, NY, 2013
Provides educators with easy and practical ways of using games to support student engagement and learning. Presents five principles for games that can be embedded into traditional or online learning environments. Extensive case studies. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, 2013
Explores the techniques, processes, and practices educators can use to promote learning that leads to change and examines assumptions about self and identity, how we are formed, and our capacity for change. (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)
Lehrich, Christopher I., ed.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, NY, 2013
Collected essays and lectures on teaching and on the essential role of academic scholarship on religion in matters of education and public policy. What differentiates college from high school? What are the proper functions of an introductory course? What functions should a department serve in undergraduate and graduate education? How should a major or concentration be conceived--if at all? What roles should the academic guilds play in public discourse on education and on religion? Most importantly, what does it mean to say that one is both a scholar and a teacher, and what responsibilities does this entail? (Excerpted from the publisher's promotional material.)